Albert Zurcher Retires After 64 Years in Marceline |

Albert Zurcher Retires After 64 Years in Marceline

After 64 years in the jewelry business in Marceline, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Zurcher are retiring.

Zurcher settled in Marceline in February, 1909, after an advertisement in a trade paper attracted him to the town. His business still occupies the store he purchased at that time from Percy Wilkins.

His record books indicate that he … > More >

The Development of Northeast Marceline

by Marilyn Foley

The small town of Marceline, Missouri, was gradually growing in population and expanding in area. By the turn of the century she was a prosperous mining center. The Santa Fe Railroad had been going through since 1887.

J. C. Taylor owned approximately fifty acres of ground in the northeast part of Marceline. … > More >

Elmwood Cemetery

In May, 1870, a group of hardy young settlers met in the Locust Ridge school house to arrange for a place of burial against the time of need. They were building a new community on the wild prairies of southeast Linn County. Elmwood Cemetery, established June 11, 1870, was the outgrowth of that meeting.

Erastus … > More >

St. Francis Hospital |

St. Francis Hospital


St. Francis Hospital as it is known today, originated as a ten-bed structure built in 1923 by Floyd Neiman, Marceline Contractor, for Ola Putman. M. D., as a memorial to his father, Benjamin S. Putman, M. D., who had served the Marceline area forty-seven years as physician and surgeon. He called it the … > More >